To think, in 2011, Brent Crude was at $120 barrel. And today is barely hanging onto $40.
This was all thanks to the Corona-crisis.
In fact, we are now seeing a resurgence in Europe with new restrictions and lockdowns.
And just look at who's contracted the virus.
• President Donald Trump and the first lady
• British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
• Brazil's Jair Bolsnaro
• ... ››› more
In the first three months of the year, we saw a major rally on a number of resource stocks listed on the JSE.
Take a look at the chart of the JSE-Resources Top 20 Index to see what I mean…
During the 20% resource rally, we took full advantage and my Red Hot Storm Trader members managed to bank a total gain of 245.65% including a:
• 51.95% gain on Anglo American Plat... ››› more
Over 90 days has passed for 2019, and the JSE is already up over 8% for the year.
This was mainly due to the ever-rising resource stocks, which make up a big percentage and weight of the JSE Top 40.
In fact, my Red Hot Storm Traders have managed to bank over 200% gains on six winning resource stocks this year alone.
If you missed this first quarter of profits, you have nothing to wo... ››› more
It looks like 2019, is the year for resources.
Whether you're looking at resource stocks, gold, silver - they all seem to be on the rise.
In fact, with Red Hot Storm Trader we’ve already banked three winning resource stock trades in a row.
On 14 December 2018 we bought Anglo American Platinum and sold it for a 51.95% gain on 18 January 2019. Then we bought Kumba and Anglo Gol... ››› more
2016 has been a year many will quickly forget, but for the shock results of the Brexit vote and the US elections; it was a year where many cans were kicked down the road.
Global growth remained benign and potential silver-linings have yet to gain material traction because of lingering uncertainties such as the future US foreign policy, the tensions in South East Asia, lingering debt problems i... ››› more
Commodities take a step lower
Brent oil led the commodity basket lower last week, losing 8,1%; Platinum and Gold were down 5,7% and 2,4% respectively.
Although the Rand softened, the pressure was too much for the JSE All Share Index which fell 0,8%. Resources fell 5,5%, but the rest of the sectors held up well.
International indices were slightly softer across most time zone... ››› more
US interest rates on the rise.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen provided testimony last week indicating a high likelihood of another US interest rate hike in March. The markets are now pricing in a 0,25% hike. The US dollar is strengthening again.
Local markets were flat over the week. The All Share squeezed out a gain of 0,1%, Resources were similar and Industrials down marginally (0,5%), Fin... ››› more
If you thought politics and economics in South Africa is exciting, then you've been missing out on what happening in Europe right now.
The United Kingdom is about to make a drastic decision that could have an impact on the global economic system. On Thursday, the UK will have a referendum on the 'Brexit' - to decide if the UK stays or leaves the European Union.
Last week, a poll for the E... ››› more
Anglo American Platinum, known as Amplats, is the world's largest producer of platinum. It is one of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's top 40 companies…
Full name: Anglo American Platinum Limited
Short name: Amplats
Sector: Basic resources – mining
Five top facts about Anglo American Platinum
Anglo American Platinum employs over 49,700 people. The majority ... ››› more
With its foundations laid back in 1917 in South Africa, Anglo American is one of the largest global mining companies. It's one of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's Top 40 companies…
Full name: Anglo American Plc
Short name: Anglo
Sector: Basic resources – mining
Five top facts about Anglo American
Anglo American employs around 151,200 people across the glob... ››› more
Oi vey! That's what I hear from Aiden every day in the office, while he's reading the news.
Who can blame him with the economy and political situation going awry.
Sure we have less lights, water and food but there's something even bigger brewing.
This chart sends a shiver down my spine, because if it plays out, it could be the end of South Africa as we know it.
Let me explain…
The ... ››› more
Earlier today, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) released a summary of its preliminary results for the year to the end of December.
The platinum producer came out bullish about the prospects for the metal, but its accounts showed the strain of last year's five-month strike in the sector.
Let's take a closer look at what the results showed…
Amplats forecast a rise in demand and the pr... ››› more
Earlier today, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) released a trading update for the full-year to the end of December.
The platinum producer warned of a sharp tumble in earnings over the period. This follows a five-month strike that hit its operations last year.
Let's take a closer look at what Amplats revealed…
Amplats says earnings are to fall between 40% and 55%
Amplats [JSE:AMS]... ››› more
Earlier today, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) released a trading statement covering its full-year to the end of December this year.
In the statement, Amplats revealed the company expects earnings for the full-year to drop significantly. This is mostly in part to a five-month strike that hit the platinum producer this year.
Let's take a closer look at what Amplats said…
Amplats say... ››› more
Last week, Anglo American, the parent company of Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), revealed its plans to sell off some of its platinum operations.
This follows the company incurring massive losses following a five-month long strike that crippled production.
Yesterday, the African National Congress (ANC) said they'd prefer a local buyer for the operations.
Let's take a closer look at what... ››› more
Yesterday, along with the release of its results for the six months to the end of June, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) revealed its plans to sell of a number of its platinum operations.
Workers' unions are not happy with the plans as they anticipate massive job cuts. And a labour expert has warned of the repercussions of the move.
Let's take a closer look…
Amplats’ selling its min... ››› more
Earlier today, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) released its results covering the six months to the end of June. The five-month long strike took its toll on production, with earnings dropping drastically for the period.
Amplats also revealed it plans to sell off some of its operations.
Let's take a closer look…
Amplats’ headline earnings per share fell almost 90%
In its latest six-... ››› more
The parent company of Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), Anglo American, released its second quarter production report earlier today.
Not surprisingly, the diversified miner reported a sharp drop in platinum production. But other resources mined showed strong growth.
Let's take a closer look at the report…
Anglo American shares dipped on release of the report
On release of the report... ››› more
After five months of strikes, yesterday Amcu signed the new wage agreements with the big platinum mining companies. This deal secured wage rates for the next three years.
And right now, this deal will be the catalyst for a massive profit opportunity for value investors.
Let me explain.
Platinum profits have been hit, but the value is still there
Although the strike has ended, a... ››› more
This morning, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) and the world's top three platinum producers resumed talks to try and bring an end to the near four month long strike. The market took the talks as a hint that the strike could come to an end soon with two of the producers rallying. Let's take a closer look at what's going on…
New wage talks began this morning
At 1... ››› more
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